Category Archives: investments

Why China’s growth model makes sense – Heleen Mees

Location makes a difference for successful industries, but government can help, argues NYU economist Heleen Mees against New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. In Post-Syndicate, she explains why China’s growth model makes sense, and uses the trade explosion province of Yunnan as an illustration.

China’s rich invest more conservative – Wei Gu

Chinese investors were among the more daring, but have become more conservative over the past two years. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses the change with Jennifer Zeng, Partner at Bain & Co., as wealth management products take over from stocks and real estate.

Doubling Apple stores is just not enough – Shaun Rein

Battling a slowdown in Apple’s China sales by doubling the number of outlets might just not be enough, tells retail analyst Shaun Rein in Bloomberg. Apple is facing “serious political headwinds”.

The booming luxury car market – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s millionaires have discovered luxury cars as a favorite hobby, and own on average three cars per family. Hurun Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf got the figures together in his latest Hurun Report, he tells AFP.

Art, jewelry, fine wine and watches alternative investments for wealthy – Rupert Hoogewerf

Real estate and stocks might still top the investments of China’s rich, alternative investments like art, jewelry, fine wine and watches are gaining ground, according to Rupert Hoogewerf, in a new report of the Hurun Rich list, released this week, writes the Global Times.

Now also China’s middle class invests abroad – Wei Gu

Most wealthy Chinese have already bought themselves a foreign passport and properties, but now the higher middle-class is moving part of their assets abroad, tells WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu. And although Chinese restricts exporting capital abroad, Chinese find enough loopholes.

Why Chinese investors invest abroad – Wei Gu

Foreign investors might be looking for their luck in China, Chinese investors increasingly invest abroad, where they often pick up shares from Chinese companies like Baidu, Tencent and China Mobile, firm they know from home and trust, tells WSJ editor Wei Gu.

A festival of broken start-up dreams – Marc van der Chijs

Shanghai-based VC Marc van der Chijs has a brilliant idea. Why not use the many failed business ideas and technology of start-ups and create an online market of broken dreams? He has not the time to execute, he writes on his weblog, so he hopes somebody steals his idea.

Weibo-Alibaba teaming up is a good idea – Wei Gu

The announcement that Alibaba, the China’s largest e-commerce company, buys a minority share into Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, is a win-win situation for both, writes financial analyst Wei Gu in Reuters’ Breakingviews.

China’s Amazon is heading for trouble – Wei Gu

The investment climate might be bearish, 360buy – China’s Amazon – is still making a loss, but picked up a US$ 300 million round of capital and saw its value skyrocket. Reuters’ Breaking News analyst Wei tells why this might go wrong for the company and its investors.